Coquerel Family Wine Estates

Walnut Wash Vineyard
2022 Sauvignon Blanc

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 27 | Lot No. 28
Vintage: 2022

Coquerel Family Wine Estates

Walnut Wash Vineyard

Sauvignon Blanc

10 cases produced


  • Your wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from our esteemed Walnut Wash Vineyard in the Calistoga nested appellation
  • This wine is Clone 1 Sauvignon Blanc from Block 9, on the northeast side of our vineyard with deep clay soils
  • It is aging sur lie for eight months with frequent stirring to increase body and mouthfeel
  • This wine has beautiful notes of citrus and stone fruit, with vibrant acidity and creamy texture


The heart and soul of Coquerel Family Wine Estates is the Walnut Wash Vineyard, a property that sits in the afternoon shadows of the Mayacamas Mountains. The combination of warm temperatures and deep clay soils makes this ideal terroir for Sauvignon Blanc, the winery’s flagship variety. This unique Sauvignon Blanc was fermented with special yeast strains chosen for their ability to enhance flavors, texture and aromatics. It is aging sur lie for eight months in French oak with frequent stirring to increase body and mouthfeel. This powerful yet balanced wine offers a distinctive interpretation of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Christine Barbe

Winemaker, Coquerel Family Wine Estates

Winemaker, Christine Barbe

Christine Barbe has always had a passion for Sauvignon Blanc. While a Ph.D. student in Enology at the Bordeaux Institute, she began making wine at Château Carbonnieux and La Louvière in Pessac-Léognan. For the next five years, she worked almost exclusively with Sauvignon Blanc, learning how to determine by taste the precise time to harvest the grapes to maximize the aroma and flavor of the wine.

Country born: France

Education: She holds a Ph.D. in Enology and Viticulture from the Bordeaux Institute and has extensive experience crafting Sauvignon Blanc—first in her native Bordeaux and now for more than 20 years in Napa Valley.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Christine understands the importance of picking the best fruit at the right moment, making multiple passes through our vineyard to ensure that grapes are harvested at peak ripeness and balance. In the French tradition, she allows the vineyard to dictate the style of the wine..

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